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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Dog Anal Gland Expression

Dogs have two small pouches on either side of their anus, which make a fluid that dogs use to identify each other and mark their territory. If these glands do not have a chance to empty, they can become impacted, causing discomfort in your pet.

Should I drain my dog’s anal glands at home?


It is best to bring them to the clinic. Our team know how to express the anal glands to eliminate discomfort in your pet and reduce the risk of rupturing.

If my dog scoots on the carpet, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?


Although scooting doesn’t necessarily mean their glands are impacted, it may. We recommend bringing your dog in for an exam to access their comfort and the health of their anal glands.

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Last updated: November 24, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital